52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge Complete!

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge Complete!

Can you believe I’ve made it to 52 weeks?!! Discipline is not my strong suite, so I am giving myself a pat on the back for sticking it out for this long.

Am I a more grateful person after this challenge? 

I am! I’m certainly not the most grateful person I know, but I’ve at least taken some baby steps since the start of this challenge. Some weeks were like pulling teeth and felt forced. Some weeks were discouraging, because I saw zero progress. Some weeks I felt like I was going backwards. But after a full year of being intentional, I have a more positive attitude, which Jacob has also noticed. :)

It’s helped me recognize when I’m being ungrateful and need to change my attitude. And man.. do I still love to complain! I know there are still times, I can still be pretty jaded and negative, but I feel like for the first time in a long time, I’ve been going in the right direction. That’s something!

What does that mean for weekly gratitudes?

I met my quota for a lifetime, right? ;) I’m actually going to take a little break from blogging gratitudes, so TBD if I will restart it in 2015. Instead, I’m still going to fill up my gratitude jar until the end of the year, and may start writing in my gratitude journal daily.

If you want to give it a go, here are some prompts for you to try your own gratitude challenge this year! I know this would have helped me if I put it together earlier this year.

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge Prompts.

If you’ve missed any of the gratitude posts and want to follow my journey this year..


  1. Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life
  2. Learning to Express Gratitude
  3. The Value of True Friendships
  4. It Can Be Awkward Learning to Love Yourself
  5. How Blogging has Improved My Life
  6. Let’s Be Real: My Struggles with Gratitude
  7. Not Everyone Has Clean Water
  8. Snail Mail Pals {New and Old}
  9. Heart Philippines after the Typhoon
  10. A Week of Personal Growth
  11. DIY Mason Jar Turkey
  12. A Simple Gratitude List
  13. 9 Easy Ways to Give Back
  14. Why I’m Grateful for 2013
  15. My Christmas Gratitude List
  16. 4 Greatest Lessons Learned from Mother Teresa
  17. Finally Found the Unusual and Fascinating Blue Footed Boobies
  18. Count Your Blessings Not Your Problems
  19. 100 Days of Less Challenge Complete!
  20. The Ultimate Japanese Kit Kat Exchange
  21. Valuable Lessons Learned from the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
  22. Peace out LA! Viva Las Vegas
  23. A Different Perspective on Valentine’s Day
  24. My B Themed Birthday: B-boys, Bowties, Beer, Bundt Cakes
  25. Introducing My First VLOG & Growth List
  26. Checking this Off My Bucket List – Snowboarding on the West Coast
  27. 7 Reasons I Love Living in Las Vegas
  28. Married Life and the Challenges of Making Friends in a New City
  29. Why We Love our HOME
  30. Bloggers Giving Back
  31. Spending Quality Time with Grandma
  32. Reasons Why I Love Spring // A Spring Happy List
  33. Gratitude In Sickness and In Health
  34. 52 Dates a Year & the Importance of Dating Your Husband
  35. 5 Simple Ways to Save Money and Travel More
  36. What a Friend is to Me
  37. How to Adopt a Growth Mindset
  38. We ate at French Laundry (an opportunity of a lifetime)!
  39. Why You Should Practice Gratitude with a Gratitude Jar
  40. Our Apartment Complex
  41. Couchsurfing Hosts
  42. 5 Reasons Why We’re Together
  43. My First Epic Fireworks Shot
  44. Our Orange Tabby Cats That Act More Like Dogs
  45. First Sponsored Post with Starburst Sorbet!
  46. What I am Grateful For This Week
  47. 4 Valuable Lessons in Marriage for Year 4
  48. RIP Robin Williams and On Battling Depression
  49. Revealing My Current Life Struggles
  50. Might be Unusual, but We Like to Celebrate Cat Birthdays
  51. 100 Things to Be Thankful For List
  52. 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge Complete! – This one!

Before I end this post and complete this challenge, I wanted to thank Erika whose reflections on gratitude first inspired me to start practicing gratitude regularly on the blog. I want to thank Jacob for helping me list out gratitudes on weeks I felt deflated and ungrateful. I want to thank God, all my friends, my family, and everyone else passing through my life that give me so many reasons to be grateful. Now, your turn!

How do you practice gratitude?
Would you try a gratitude challenge like this?

xoxo estherJacob

This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Yes, I would like to try gratitude challenge like this. You made a great post! I’ll follow your tips! Thanks for valuable share!

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